Jean-Georges At The Connaught

4.6
110 reviews
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World-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has opened his eponymous restaurant, Jean-Georges at The Connaught, this summer.
Overlooking fashionable Mount Street in the heart of Mayfair, the restaurant will offer all-hours, informal gourmet dining in a relaxed, contemporary neighbourhood setting.
The eclectic, imaginative menus are inspired both by Jean-Georges’ experiences of the Far East and his signature use of South-east Asian flavours, whilst also featuring his distinctive take on British and Connaught classics, from fish and chips to traditional afternoon tea, influenced by his earlier working life and love of London. Sourcing the best of British ingredients, the menus will also reflect the simple farm-to-table, fresh-from-the-market approach long pioneered by Jean-Georges, and found at his restaurant at The Mark and ABC Kitchen in New York.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place as always. Food and service were excellent. We did have a crying baby in the restaurant for 30mins, but apart from that, it was the highest quality.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I was expecting more, and tables really uncomfortable for tall people this was a major disappointment

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been here few times. The staff make extra effort. Once I remember they went out of the way when my order was not the way I expected to accommodate me and didn’t even charge me . I was ready to pay but loved the way they took responsibility on their head. Don’t remember but even desert they got me a cheese plate. The waiter at the time went few times to kitchen to see if he could accommodate my halal/ no gelatin request. It all comes down to staff politeness and courtesy. As a customer my one request is to make the burger halal, I would certainly have it more often.-

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GF
London
169 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went with a friend and really enjoyed it. Good food and wine but not cheap. Really difficult to find any bottle of wine under £50 a bottle so as long as you know what you are getting into it is fine. Nice venue as you have a choice of two bars and nice setting onto s square.

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TS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience every time; the staff is impeccable and the food is delightful.

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LB
London
21 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go often and they always recognize me and treat me like a celebrity. I love this place and the folks who are part of its team!

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s
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent on all counts! thank you JG and team 💐

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MM
London
58 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 1st visit to this restaurant at the Connaught although we have been to Helene Darroze a few times. We were seated at a table which was in a slightly odd place and which obstructed the exit of guests on a nearby table so, sensing our unease, the staff offered to move us to a table near the window which was much better. The service was excellent and while the menu appears to be at the more casual end of the spectrum, do not mistake that for any reduction in quality - the food was really lovely. I had the kale salad followed by the turbot while my partner has the tuna tartare followed by the sea bass (which we learned was the signature dish). Unusually for us we followed with a dessert (rice pudding and chocolate cake). The rice pudding was light and delicious - it is a shame that it is not a permanent feature on the menu. The wine list is very pricey but very good. I haven't seen Leeuwin Estate Art Series for a while so we had a bottle of that which was very nice (but expensive). Overall a very lovely dinner and a new addition to our list of local favourites.

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LB
London
21 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday lunch with incredibly lovely service and food

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M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional on all levels
I very much enjoy the atmosphere and the fact that it’s not too loud (good for all kind of meetings or special occasions )

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We have stayed here a lot in the last couple of years And had s Greta stay and great dinner but felt last nights dining experience was rushed and below par.

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MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love all my meals at this restaurant, from breakfast to dinner

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

A beautiful setting but very disappoiting food. I hope it will be adjusted

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LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately this visit was well below the standard we have previously encountered when Ben was the restaurant manager. It started off with the waitress not speaking English to the level that one would expect to have in a London restaurant and was followed by finding a piece of hair in my son’s dessert. The manager came over to apologies but unfortunately you don’t expect this at a 5-star world class establishment and merely saying sorry is not enough to warrant us coming back. Shame really as the food is very good just service levels have dipped recently.

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TV
Hamburg Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and beautiful setting in this ever wonderful hotel.

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LB
London
21 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful on every front!!! Excellent food! Superior customer service!! And terrific ambience!!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Swasnervice 't good we return the coffee 2 times it was cold and not good, the truffel eggs was with no truffles ,and it was late

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice place to have a special occasion lunch or dinner, however, it is too expensive and there are better value for money restaurants in Mayfair.

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C
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect

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PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I m very usual to this place but the service Reveals unstable ..
it s a pity ..!
The food is so nice ..
will see next Time is service as improve

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I came here with my brother. Both of our entrees had things wrong with them. His wagyu filet wasn't seasoned and not flavorful. My sirloin steak did not have any of the fat rendered off and was chewy. Not to mention that it felt like we were being rushed out the door with how fast the dishes were coming out. I would be cautious about coming here in the future.

The only redeeming factor of the meal was the chocolate cake.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a date night for my wife and I. Perfect place - food, ambiance and staff.

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W
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jean-Georges restaurants are always enjoyable; however, the Connaught provides an especially nice ambiance - the food and service was exceptional.

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G
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great late-night and post-theatre find. Excellent food and service. Suggest changing chairs and tables— not very comfortable.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good; however, as I a single woman was rhere by myself, i was given the worst table in the restaurant next to a door to an outside patio that was constantly in use. They did change my table after I complained, but before offering it to a couple they apologized—not to me

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A
London
28 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Having read other reviews we felt this was disappointing, we went for lunch and the starters were for the most part were delicious. However two of our group had a shrimp salad as the main course which was dull and boring - seriously can the chef not think up a better one. It came with two dressings - equally unimaginative. Be prepared for very expensive wines. Two courses and 1 dessert between four came to over £300 - better restaurants in London for an awful lot less.

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P
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Preferences given to how and where guests are seated. Drafty but o stunning room

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LO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So incredibly lucky that this is my neighbourhood “local”. Attentive service, beautiful and comfortable seating areas and the menu choices offer something for everyone’s taste. Love this very welcome addition to Mayfair. Food truly delicious.

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DL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was initially poor. To say we were ignored is accurate. However once we got their attention by DEMANDING service it improved to what would be expected. Apologies and great service followed.

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RD
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It's nice that this Jean-Georges can be treated casually and isn't all pomp and circumstance. The setting is very nice, and the location great. Plus there is quite a bit to choose form on the menu. I wanted nearly all the starters!

If you are going for dinner however best to book from 8pm onwards. They seem to do Afternoon Tea very late and so the restaurant is full of Afternoon Tea patrons until about 7:30 who all leave and then you are left in an empty restaurant.

They are still getting to grips with their service style I would say as well.

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C
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and creative tasting menu.

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LB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ben has a watchful eye on the service and ensures everything is running smoothly. Food quality & service unrivalled in London, so good that i'm thinking of moving my loyal from the Savoy over to The Connaught. Desserts are superlative and the ambience is vibrant yet casual. Will be back soon.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service is very slow and not good. Good to see some of the chef s classics on the menu : egg caviar, shrimp salad with champagne dressing. Kale salad is boring , the Mark in New York does it better. Not a lot to choose from the menu, the choice of champagne by glass is not good. They used to have Deutz champagne by glass, but even that one disappeared from the list. If you request a glass of fresh house champagne, you will discover that it was open a long time ago.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is wonderful and everything is perfect

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KM
London
17 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were very late for our breakfast reservation yet staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, didn’t even flutter an eye lid! Food was fantastic, it was so good that we even ordered pancakes to see what the chef would be capable of producing...it was sooooo good, we felt guilty not being able to finish it. As previously mentioned, service was excellent, staff were wonderful and high spirited, I even had a staff member do a little dance/shimmy for me! The lovely attendant in the ladies made my morning that extra special. A lot of interesting dishes that I did not get the opportunity to try, I will definitely be back!

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GP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed Jean-Georges in New York and we were excited to try the London restaurant. Dinner was superb! Service was great; the wine list contained wines we knew and liked. All-in-all, it was a treat.

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A
London
53 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Went for breakfast, disappointing really, although I ordered fried eggs, dosa and bagel with cream cheese. Quite straight forward but it wasn’t tasty at all. I wouldn’t recommend it at all.

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D
London
20 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very expensive but nice food and good service. Lovely relaxed atmosphere too.

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SA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall an excellent lunch ... in keeping with our NYC, Shanghai & Roppongi Hills experiences.
The quality of the green tea at the end of lunch was poor in comparison to the food and service.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

What they sell as wagyu beef is not. And it is over burnt. 50 gbp a portion. Service is unprofessional, inattentive and sporadic. Someone from JG in NY needs to come over and fire the management. Disappointed.

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